New London Architecture

Walking Tour - Women and Power in Westminster


Wednesday 10 July 2024
10:30 - 12:30

A guided walk exploring the stories of women who shaped history. Engage with themes of politics, health, law, social justice and much more.
Discover extraordinary stories of women who shaped history on this walking tour led by History Speak guide, Manasi. This isn't your typical historical tour—it's a dynamic exploration of power, politics, and the indomitable spirit of female pioneers.

Discover the compelling stories of women who shaped the course of history through their courage, political stances, personal rivalries and friendships. From the suffragettes who fought tirelessly for voting rights to the trailblazing nurses who revolutionised healthcare, each stop along the way offers a nuanced look at the complexities of power and influence.
By the end of the tour, you'll walk away with a newfound appreciation for the diverse perspectives and contributions of women throughout history. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a lover of London's hidden gems, or simply curious to learn more, join us for an unforgettable exploration into the heart of Westminster's female influence. See London from a new female perspective and be part of this empowering journey through time.

Sites, statues and memorials on the tour: 
  • Statue of Emmeline Pankhurst in Victoria Gardens South
  • Memorial to SOE agents and Violette Szabo
  • Statue of Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale museum
  • Boudicca statue
  • Women in the Second World War memorial
  • Statue of Millicent Fawcett

This walk is led by History Speak guide, Manasi Pophale
Start: Statue of Emmeline Pankhurst, Victoria Tower Gardens, Millbank,  SW1P 3JU
Ends: Parliament Square
Duration: 2 hours approx

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Statue of Emmeline Pankhurst,
Victoria Tower Gardens,

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